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Trade Description:

Electrologists perform pre-epilation (pre-hair removal) treatments, electrolysis using galvanic and/or short-wave currents, and post-epilation (post-hair removal) treatments to remove unwanted hair for clients. Electrologists consult with clients to determine the treatment needed and to outline any risks. They also sterilize equipment and keep their work areas clean and sanitary, sometimes performing reception and management duties.

When registering as an apprentice, enrolment in or completion of technical training is required.

In addition to a provincial certification-theory examination, a practical examination is required for this trade.

Trade Regulation
Provincial Occupational Analysis
Authorization to Practise form - Persons working in the trades of Esthetician, Electrologist, and Hairstylist must have an Authorization to Practise to legally work in Manitoba. A new authorization to practise is granted to a person working in the above three followings trades and who has:
  • Received a Certificate of Qualification in the trade; or
  • Received a Certificate Recognition Letter of Approval from Apprenticeship Manitoba, which demonstrates the requirements of the Agreement on Internal Trade have been met.
*Effective June 3, 2019, there is no longer a $75 fee required for new Authorization to Practise or Re-instatement of Authorization to Practise forms.

Apprenticeship Manitoba is currently conducting a review of the trade of Electrologist. A moratorium on new apprenticeship applications and registrations in the trade of Electrologist is now in place (effective January 8, 2019) until the review is complete.


Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
1  1,000  14  ESE

Training Standards:

PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document POA Subtask to Unit Comparison PDF Document Profile Chart
PDF Document Unit to Course Comparison Checklist
PDF Document Verification of Enrolment for Technical Training

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience
Hours Required Additional Practical
Exam Required
 1.5  1,500  Yes
PDF Document Work Experience Form

Accredited Programs:

Apprenticeship Trade Training Institution -
Secondary Schools 
Training Institution -
Post-Secondary Schools
Training Institution
Program Name 
Hours of Accredited Technical Training
Electrologist __ European School of Esthetics Electrolysis Program 500